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Halo Infinite Xbox One gameplay debuts ahead of beta test

Halo Infinite Multiplayer
Halo Infinite Multiplayer (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

Ahead of the first Halo Infinite beta test, 343 Industries debuted official footage of Halo Infinite running on a base Xbox One console in a livestream on the official Halo Twitch channel. The gameplay shown was a full test match being played by developers on the map Bazaar.

The gameplay shown was surprisingly smooth considering the fact that the Xbox One is eight years old, which shows just how well 343 Industries has managed to scale the game down to make it perform well on outdated hardware. What's even more impressive is how good the game looks on the Xbox One, which is exciting for last gen players who have no doubt been worried that the game would look poor on their systems. To be fair, we haven't seen how the campaign looks or runs yet, but the performance of the multiplayer gives us high hopes.

What do you think of how Halo Infinite looked on Xbox One? What system will you be playing the game on? Let us know. Halo Infinite is expected to launch for $60 on all current Xbox consoles as well as Windows 10 (and Windows 11) PCs. The singleplayer side of the game looks like it will cost $60, although the multiplayer will be free. The Halo Infinite beta is also going live for the first time from July 29 to August 1, so make sure you sign up to help 343 Industries test the game.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.